Telangana hikes quota for Muslims, BJP protests

BJP MLA G Kishan Reddy, however, alleged that the reservations were “pucca religion-based”.

Written by Sreenivas Janyala | Hyderabad | Published:April 17, 2017 4:10 am

The Telangana House on Sunday passed a Bill increasing the quota in jobs and education for Muslims from 4 per cent to 12 per cent, as promised by the Telangana Rashtra Samithi in its 2014 election campaign. The Bill — which also increased the quota for Scheduled Tribes from 6 per cent to 10 per cent — was passed unanimously in a special session of the Assembly from which the BJP’s five MLAs were suspended after they tried to stall proceedings protesting the ruling party’s “communal” politics.

All other Opposition members supported the Backward Class, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Reservation Bill, 2017. The Bill, which proposes to raise the quota ceiling in the state from 50 per cent to 62 per cent, was subsequently debated and passed by the Legislative Council late in the evening.

It will now be sent to the President for his assent, with a request to include it in the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution, as was done when Tamil Nadu breached the 50 per cent ceiling.

The decision to raise quotas for socially and economically backward Muslims under the Backward Classes (E) category and for STs was taken on the basis of recommendations made by the BC Commission headed by B S Ramulu, sources said. Ramulu met Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao earlier this week to submit the Commission’s report.

During the Assembly session in March, the CM had said that after passing the quota Bills, Telangana would request the Centre to allow the Bill to be included in the Ninth Schedule to give it legal protection. Under Article 31B, introduced in the Constitution by the First Amendment in 1951, laws placed in the Ninth Schedule are immune from judicial review. However, in 2007, a nine-judge Bench of the Supreme Court held that there could be no blanket immunity for laws included in the Ninth Schedule, and set 1973 as the cut-off year.

The Telangana Assembly was adjourned sine dine on March 28. As the Assembly session was not prorogued by the Governor, it was within the Speaker’s power to summon the House again.

“The poorer sections of Muslims have already been getting 4 per cent reservation under the Backward Classes (E) category. After the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, population percentage of Muslims in Telangana has shot up and 90 per cent of them are poor and socially backward. Hence, we have decided to increase reservation for them treating them as OBC,” the Chief Minister told the Assembly.

BJP MLA G Kishan Reddy, however, alleged that the reservations were “pucca religion-based”. “Enhancement of reservation to the Muslims up to 12 per cent is nothing but violation of the Constitution. These reservations were pucca religion-based,” he said.

Islam, Kishan Reddy said, was against discrimination, and warned that the government’s “vote bank politics” would be a “historic mistake”. “The BCs will be meted out injustice in case Muslim reservations are implemented.”

Kishan Reddy clarified that the BJP was extending full support to the increase in the quota for STs.

With PTI

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    ashis
    Apr 17, 2017 at 8:41 pm
    It show that BJP is enemy of Muslims. Any thing for development of Muslims is wrong but spending millions on cows is right. Shame haters.
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      Raj
      Apr 18, 2017 at 5:37 am
      India is not a Muslim Country - if you clowns don't like it you know where you can go . And it doesn't cost "millions" to shut down butcher shops or enforce the laws of the land. Be grateful you can still eat chicken and lamb and whatnot. Whinny little ingrates can go live in Saudi Arabia if you want.
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      Indian
      Apr 17, 2017 at 5:24 pm
      If INDIA, PA-KI-ST-AN and BANGLADESH which were all INDIA till 1947, it will become evident that MU-SLIMs who were INDIAN MU-SLIMS will enjoy 212 per-cent reservation while REST of INDIANS will have to manage with only 88 per-cent. .... President, VP, PM, CMs, Chief Justice, Army Chief, MPs, other Govt Officials in PAK & BANGLA are 100 per-cent MU-SLIMS who were INDIAN MU-SLIMS till 1947. ..................... So those MU-SLIMS who sta back in India in 1947 wanting reservation should migrate to PAK or BANGLA.
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        manian
        Apr 17, 2017 at 4:24 pm
        What respect do politicians give to SC's ruling that reservation should not exceed 50 ?This is just votebank politics.Can anybody deny ' socially backward' in the present world.Certainly this hike is not going to get jobs for the intended community as there is hardly any recruitment in govt. sector these days.
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          laxman
          Apr 17, 2017 at 4:15 pm
          first remove undeclared reservations of brahmnists 388 in SC HC IB RAW ED NIA which they enjoying from centuries - ask them to clean gutters do manual scavenging , build roads buildings work in farms by leaving priest post boring actors posts and loser criketers
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            Raj
            Apr 18, 2017 at 5:40 am
            Firstly SC, HC, IB, RAW etc are not there for "centuries" and the reason reservation exists today is because of the centuries of discrimination against SCs and to help those people who have been discriminated against for centuries to get opportunities to develop. Not for Muslims who were working for the Mughals and the British to claim they are also "weakened section".
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            Ghajabiram
            Apr 17, 2017 at 3:23 pm
            In a secular country why special reservation for Muslims? What about 25 BPL citizens who are the real minorities irrespective of caste, creed and religion. This is an illiberal unsecular, devious selfish and stupid policy of Telangana government. Where is equal treatment in reservations? Why can't a general increase be given under BC quota rather than based on religion which is not secular for me at least.
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              umesh
              Apr 17, 2017 at 2:45 pm
              If reservations be given, it should be based on economical back ground and not religion or community based. Yes, it is the politicians for hungry of power are dividing the Indian citizens. Shed them in the next election, why no protest based on this unjustified step of this moron?
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                HOMER
                Apr 17, 2017 at 2:03 pm
                ANOTHER MUSLIM LEAGUE FRANCHISEES!
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                  Maya
                  Apr 17, 2017 at 1:24 pm
                  Wake up , the rest of the po tion! This is so unfair! Wake up against this injustice ! U didn't have the guts all these years, it's time now! Stop and say no to bring treated like second cl citizens in your land! Good the politicians sympathise, they should distribute their family wealth, not national wealth eligible to all. Stop this injustice! Rise against these crooked politicians who are selling and dividing ur country. It's time and it's now!
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                    Ashutosh Shukla
                    Apr 17, 2017 at 12:31 pm
                    Our politicians are so myopic in their out look. First and foremost reservation is illegal and uncons utional as it takes away equal opportunity and our right to study -work and perform. However if it is a must that make it for every one- poverty is not the domain of Muslims only every religion every sect every community has poor people that way the rest could be happy that at least the society is being uplifted. If it was for people across the board it meant larger number fo votes for the ruling segment. The nation is watching and all these sectarian political are becoming history - Chautala- yadavs etc etc only a few pockets remain, better watch out - better work for betterment of the state and its people. Protecting and advancing one community is anti national we are all Indians and these jokers cant take away our rights. Time to call presidents rule as the government there is partail and works against nation. Jai Hind
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                      Antony
                      Apr 17, 2017 at 12:26 pm
                      These politicians must stop the minority appea t policies! religion based reservation will completely polarize the country as we have seen rise of right wing extremism in the country! there are millions of poor in the country who actually need support irrespective of which religion they belongs to ! All reservation must be stopped and support must be given to economically backward people not to particular religion or caste !
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                        Ahmed
                        Apr 17, 2017 at 11:45 am
                        BJP is Bohut Jealous Party... What is wrong if Government is giving Reservation to Backward Muslims, while BJP give Reservation to Patels and other communities in different States....
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                          Indian
                          Apr 17, 2017 at 1:30 pm
                          Can you not understand the difference between a religion and a community? Oh you are a muslim, leave it..
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                            Indian First
                            Apr 17, 2017 at 2:29 pm
                            What about the reservations for dalits, SCs and STs are not they religious based? Why you are quite for all these decades?
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                              Ghajabiram
                              Apr 17, 2017 at 3:11 pm
                              SC/ST are not relgion based. ST have Hindus, Muslims and Christians. Ignorant people are the root cause of divisiveness in the country and the acts of Telangana govt. is first step in BJP's success in Telagana 5 to 10 years down the line
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                                RAGHU
                                Apr 17, 2017 at 5:31 pm
                                As soon as a Dalit converts to Islam or christianity their dalit status is revoked and no longer considered dalit. This is not often spoken about. This anti-conversion measure already exists.
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                                  aCUBED
                                  Apr 17, 2017 at 6:05 pm
                                  S.T. Muslims..?!?? Don't joke around and indulge in such Goebbels'-like statements...i.e."Repe ive FALSE statements" which are meant to "Make-believe" as the truth.
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                                    Ghajabiram
                                    Apr 17, 2017 at 9:48 pm
                                    ST Muslims - Siddi tribes Muslims are STs. All of the lakshadweep muslims come under Schedule Tribe(ST) Category. Increase your knowledge before uming you know everything kiddo.
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                                    HOMER
                                    Apr 17, 2017 at 2:08 pm
                                    What's wrong if our hard work and sweat is paying for your filthy lazy criminals and multiple wives who are ANTI-NATIONAL and anti-Hindu? Why don't you have your Arab masters pay to keep your multiple wives and their litter if offspring?
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                                      Indian First
                                      Apr 17, 2017 at 2:31 pm
                                      Really? you are sick minded. May God guide you.
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                                      Ghajabiram
                                      Apr 17, 2017 at 3:09 pm
                                      It should be for backward people of all cl es and religions. What's so special about Muslims. A poor is a poor irrespective of religion. Then why are we claiming ourselves a secular country. This is pure vote bank politics to win next elections convincingly. Then the Telangana Govt. should give reservation for backward Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis separately. Why only Muslims? Because their votes are required in next elections. Nothing else!
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                                        Raj
                                        Apr 18, 2017 at 5:43 am
                                        Typical mullah bred fanatic. Where is BJP giving reservation to Patels ?? If they were giving it then they would not be holding rallies would they ?? Also, the Haryana Govt tried to give reservation to Jats and the SC struck it down - because reservation is for a very specific purpose - not for Muslims in Hyderabad who were ruling under the Nizam and now they call themselves "backward section" because they are only good at murdering and working in slaughter house.
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                                        Joyce
                                        Apr 17, 2017 at 10:52 am
                                        We have to move away from religion based politics. Cons ution has to be same for all. Remember we were divided based on religion and 20 muslioms took 33 of India. Islam divided us. Hindus Buddhsits Christians Parsis Sikhs everyone sta here. Paaakistan based on religion became terrorist islamic. INDIA BY HINDU MAJORITY CHOICE STA SECULAR. No one gets money to go on piligrimage no Hindu no christian no buddhist no sikh not even by train or bus forget by air except muslims and again based on Islam. Every hindu man and woman, every buddhist man and woman, every christian man and woman, every parsi man and woman, every sikh man and woman, AND EVERY MUSLIM WOMAN CAN ONLY HAVE ONE SPOUSE EXCEPT THESE MUSLIM JIHADI MULLAHS. Again in a secular country we divided and blame the Cons ution. Every hindu man and woman, every buddhist man and woman, every christian man and woman, every parsi man and woman, every sikh man and woman jas to follow the divorce process except Muslim man.
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                                          Tushar
                                          Apr 17, 2017 at 12:01 pm
                                          U pretend to be a person against discriminations ,but speaks only the language of division and hatred . 20 crore is the po tion of Indian Muslims .. Those who involved in division are only few lakhs who were brain washed by Jinnah n team .. And rest who wemt to stan was seeking safety froklm the violence broke out between two religion ..the major cause was Jinnah n other Indian leaders ..So learn to treat them as. Enemies . the most u spread hatred against them the more u are going inside the pit.Coz wrld knows the truth .. And the reservation is not for all Muslims mits for.a particular group below poverty line..and same is applicable to people.belong to same category from.other religions also .. Read it completely ...before y spew venom
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                                            Raj
                                            Apr 18, 2017 at 5:49 am
                                            First lets stop giving lectures on the Cons ution without recognizing the basic fact that reservations were meant ONLY for those people who were cuted for millenia and kept down - the dalits , the scheduled castes, the tribes and the other victims of the caste system. Ambedkar didn't install the reservation system to benefit the progeny of Mughals and Nizams and their gang of thugs who reproduced prodigiously without the skills and the intellect to make something of their lives now that murdering and warring were no longer acceptable vocations. Muslims DO NOT qualify for special status , Christians do not quality for backward status, same goes to P es , Buddhists, Jains, Sikhs etc. Reservation exists to correct a historical wrong - not because the whims of some low IQ politician thinks it will benefit him. The SC will squash this travesty like a bug and the Center will NEVER accept this revolting attempt to sneak Muslims in through the back door .
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                                            HOMER
                                            Apr 17, 2017 at 2:09 pm
                                            SO DID YOU VOTE FOR BJP OR ONE OF THOSE MANY MUSLIM LEAGUE FRANCHISEES LIKE KANGRESS?
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                                            Vinu Krish
                                            Apr 17, 2017 at 10:40 am
                                            Lotus will bloom inTelengana soon..thanks to such policies...
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                                              Tushar
                                              Apr 17, 2017 at 12:04 pm
                                              Dream on . . South had realized the filthy intension of the lotus.so forget about the bloom in nearest future
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                                                Raj
                                                Apr 18, 2017 at 5:52 am
                                                Yeah ? How come BJP is so strong in Karnataka, gained so many seats in Kerala (first time in history) and even in Tamil Nadu it is showing a strong presence ?? While in Telangana - the local MP for Khairatabad district is from guess which party ?? BJP .. Keep dreaming that you sickulars still matter , keep whining and raving about "poor muslim" and "secualrism" - you are just a parody now.
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                                                HOMER
                                                Apr 17, 2017 at 2:16 pm
                                                If the South had a brain to realize ANYTHING, they would have realized that those whom they see as gods the whites looted them and those whom they see as invader Aryans are a LIE created to divide using. Brainwashed southern fools who can't tell between brother and enemy!
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                                                Mahender Goriganti
                                                Apr 17, 2017 at 10:35 am
                                                KCR is endangering the country he must go one way or other out of politics for good to save Telangana from yet another Arawakan movements and 3rd Porkistan with in India.
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                                                  Akhtar
                                                  Apr 17, 2017 at 10:57 am
                                                  First remove your apprehensions about muslims and hate against them.....tereat them as Indians, then all your doubts would be wiped out.....country can't be called developed with 20 of people remaining poor....it's not for specific Muslims....SC/ST's other tribes and also Muslims included......muslims presence in any govt. jobs are far lesser than their po tion ratio......this will help them grow ....
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                                                    Maya
                                                    Apr 17, 2017 at 1:19 pm
                                                    If it's about economic status , every poor person who meets the criteria should get reservation. Why only Muslims? Will u work for equal rights for all? I'am sure u won't. A Muslim only works for a Muslim cause.
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                                                      HOMER
                                                      Apr 17, 2017 at 2:27 pm
                                                      For 68 year Muslims have been treated as special guests because they chose to live in our county instead of live in stan! For 68 year they have complained protested rioted rampaged and ruined India! Yet they don't leave this allegedly intolerant COMMUNAL country of Hindus! WHY?
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                                                        HOMER
                                                        Apr 17, 2017 at 2:28 pm
                                                        For 68 year Muslims have been treated as special guests because they chose to live in our county instead of live in Pa kistan! For 68 year they have complained protested rioted rampaged and ruined India! Yet they don't leave this allegedly intolerant COMMUNAL country of Hindus! WHY? Notice the PRESS UTES won't even let me write the world PA KI!
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                                                          Ghajabiram
                                                          Apr 17, 2017 at 3:18 pm
                                                          As if Hindus are rich. 25 BPL should obviously have more Hindus than Muslims in terms of numbers. They don't complain. They are the real minorities. Hindu works hard, goes to school, goes to college and finds a living without much complaints. I don't know what's the problem for Muslims. So much special status required. Why? Already Muslims fall under OBC and SC category. Why special BC/Muslim again. This is absolute vote bak politics. Govt. schools, colleges and compe ive exam question paper is same for everyone. Why Muslims are not p ing is there problem. Without increasing competence we are always waiting for special previleges. That's why we are an average society
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                                                            Raj
                                                            Apr 18, 2017 at 5:59 am
                                                            First stop trying to sneak into something you people do not dserve through the back door. In telangana Muslims ruled for nearly 800 years since Aurangazeb father's time and before that the brahmi rulers. It is comical and outrageous for muslims to claim that they are "baclward cl " in that region. It is shameful and arrogant for KCR to try and sneak the Muslims in through the back door. This country was founded on the ideal of "equality" - not special status for X, Y, Z. If anybody should get special status it is people who were forced into medial and lowest kind of jobs for centuries - not the former people who ruled the area but now can't keep up.
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                                                          Mahender Goriganti
                                                          Apr 17, 2017 at 10:22 am
                                                          People should get rid off this guy and the party and make it BJP state to make India safe. Looks like people have forgotten Razakars and barely survived becoming 3rd Porkistan with in India, but for Sardar Patel.
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                                                            salaam
                                                            Apr 17, 2017 at 10:02 am
                                                            Good work done finally for Muslims.
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                                                              Mahender Goriganti
                                                              Apr 17, 2017 at 10:24 am
                                                              Not really, People of Telangana should not fort Razakars and barely survived be 3rd Porkistan with in India.
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                                                                Tushar
                                                                Apr 17, 2017 at 12:08 pm
                                                                Stop putting efforts to divide and discriminate u loser .On one side ur party days they don't avoid Muslims from the benefits given to the citizen and here u are commenting agaisnt party policy ... Synonym of donkey
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                                                                HOMER
                                                                Apr 17, 2017 at 2:32 pm
                                                                God work has been done ONLY for the Muslims ever since the CHALU CHA CHA stole the PM seat! Yet you ingrates have complained cried protested rioted rampaged destro and murdered claiming we are INTOLERANT and COMMUNAL! Why haven't you gone to your county PA KISTAN which you forced us to donate? WHY ARE YOU STILL HERE?
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                                                                Noorkhan
                                                                Apr 17, 2017 at 9:57 am
                                                                Forget about humans, we are in the age of gaumata. Let every honest deshbhakt think reservation for gaumata only. Don't waste your time and think about mankind. Relax, save and secure gaumata for green kranti. Animals have no religion and are very honest. Development of bovines is development of our country. Our country must be free of slaughter house. Our great leader Amit Shah said, ghee and oil will flow instead of blood. We hope he will not forget his words.
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                                                                  Mahender Goriganti
                                                                  Apr 17, 2017 at 10:26 am
                                                                  People of Telangana should not forget about Razakars, atrocities and barely survived but for Indian army & Sardar Patel.
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                                                                    HOMER
                                                                    Apr 17, 2017 at 2:42 pm
                                                                    Well only a fool would choose PA ki loving criminal ANTI-NATIONAL violent savages over a gentle giving g Gaumata! There is no contest. One feeds us with nutrition the other riots rampages destroys and murders! But then you are one of themN
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                                                                    Ind
                                                                    Apr 17, 2017 at 9:18 am
                                                                    KCR has made Telangana a Muslim state. With no access to sea coast, Telangana is doomed. Telangana might as well have a Muslim CM instead of KCR. Reddy caste must be given reservations on par with Muslims, BCs and SC/ST.
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                                                                      Mahender Goriganti
                                                                      Apr 17, 2017 at 10:29 am
                                                                      True, please do everything, try reminding people of Razakars & barely survived becoming 3rd Porkistan but for Indian army & Sardar Patel.
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                                                                        Tushar
                                                                        Apr 17, 2017 at 12:10 pm
                                                                        Loser how dsgrace full .... Putting ur MF ng effort to create communal tension ... U are a curse for this country dude...doing the act of devil ..
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                                                                      laxman
                                                                      Apr 17, 2017 at 9:04 am
                                                                      KCR should go for reservations in private sector and judiciary which is long awaiting demand of 85 backwards and minorities , KCR is fit for next PM - sc/st 25 percent muslims 25 percent obc 40-50 percent backwards 85 any leader in india if promises to give 85 prrercent reservations to backwards and minorities also in private sector and in judiciary including SC we promise to make him PM by disloding feku and dongi , who r m acring people in name of development 25 lakhs demonitisation, loan waiver , antiromeo squad , gaurakshak etc
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                                                                        laxman
                                                                        Apr 17, 2017 at 8:59 am
                                                                        kudos to KCR real mesiah of muslims backwards - congrats for giving tight slap on face of manuwadis and sanghis - lago raho
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                                                                          HOMER
                                                                          Apr 17, 2017 at 2:47 pm
                                                                          Ha ha ha! An ashfaque hiding behind a Laxman as usual displaying his cowardly backstabbing TRAITOROUS PA ki loving ANTI-NATIONAL way! Your days of getting away with your crimes are numbered! We now have a patriot in Delhi who.will wipe India clean of such filth!
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                                                                          g
                                                                          Apr 17, 2017 at 8:47 am
                                                                          This kind of preferential quota for Muslims is a betrayal of the Hindu po tion (OBC's, SC, ST) in Telangana — a breach of faith by the mafia Sonia, who divided Andhra Pradesh for her personal benefit. Reservation was meant only for the segment of Hindu po tion - certain OBC's, SC, ST, who needed a chance at development. If these opportunistic politicians are going to violate what was specifically mentioned in the cons ution and give it away for vote bank while at the same time promoting conversion, reservation needs to be removed. Plainly politicians are stealing from the people.
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                                                                            Tushar
                                                                            Apr 17, 2017 at 12:12 pm
                                                                            Not all Muslims are given reservation Mr ignorant ..Throw out ur hate ..be a human .don't spread messages of hate and division .atleast remind yourself that u re a representative of the party who claim to be the most patriotic .... These are given to particular category of Muslims only and Hindus as well ...
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                                                                              HOMER
                                                                              Apr 17, 2017 at 2:49 pm
                                                                              That Muslims are give quota is the point! Dimwit! If all.muslims were given quota the courts would have thrown him.out and the Hindus would have made sure he ends up like Sonia, begging on the streets for votes!
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